Fort Worth high school students are abandoning the beach for the classroom this spring break.
Fort Worth Independent School District announced on their website in early February their plans to hold the first-ever Spring Break School for free to prepare students for high school end-of-course exams required for graduation.
Students who did not pass must retake the tests. This year, all 9th and 10th graders will take the tests. Students must pass 12 EOC tests before they can graduate.
“These sessions are being offered for students who have been previously unsuccessful on end-of-course tests as well as those who will be taking an EOC for the first time this spring,” said Superintendent Walter Dansby.
Courses offered during the Spring Break School will include algebra 1, biology, English 1 reading, writing and world geography.
Classes will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students can enroll for one or both daily sessions. The district will offer free transportation and meals for those attending.
“This is an excellent opportunity for students to review skills from a course they took last year or to reinforce skills from a course they are currently taking,” Michael Sorum, deputy superintendent for Leadership, Learning and Students Support Services, said.
Students in the Spring Break School can participate for a full or half-day session and will be tutored by teachers in the district. They will review course material and practice for the tests.
Paschal High School assistant Chris Cole said around 400 Fort Worth ISD students are expected to participate this spring break with 10 students coming from Paschal.
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